The beautifully proportioned Church of Sainte-Catherine was built in 1850 in a blend ofRomanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance styles to replace an earlier building. Of particular interestin the interior are the 14th- or 15th-century figure of a black Madonna and a painting by deCrayer. The 11th- to 12th-century Tour Noire, which stands behind the church, is a part (left over)of the old city wall, while on the west side, the very pleasant fish market is a reminder that thiswas once one of the old town docks/landing places. Even when seen at a distance from the fishmarket, the beautiful (front of a building/fake appearance) of Saint-Jean-Baptiste au_pair Beguinage Church is an impressive sight. The church, all that remains of a Beguine conventfounded in the 13th century, was built between 1657 and 1676. Designed by Luc Fayd’herbe it isone of the finest Flemish-Italian (historic period 1600-1750)/(fancily decorated) churches inBelgium. Among the items of note in the light and big interior are the beautiful pulpit and themany paintings, including seven by the Brussels artist Van Bird/crazy person.